Accession Number : AD0663234

Title :   ATS-1 OMNIDIRECTIONAL SPECTROMETER.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, 15 May-15 Aug 67,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Paulikas,G. A. ; Blake,J. B. ; Freden,S. C. ; Imamoto,S. S.

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Continuing analysis of electron data from the ATS-1 omnidirectional spectrometer shows (a) an electron flux vs time structure that exhibits periodicity probably associated with the interplanetary field sector structure, and (b) that magnetometer data fail to organize electron flux data; i.e., the electron flux variations are governed by temporal effects. Proton fluxes, some associated with flares, have been detected a surprisingly large fraction of the time. Further details of the proton events in January and February 1967 are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, ELECTRON DENSITY), (*MAGNETOSPHERE, CHARGED PARTICLES), PROTONS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, SOLAR FLARES, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, SOLAR WIND, SOLAR ATMOSPHERE, SOLAR CORONA, SOLAR DISTURBANCES, SPECTROMETERS, GEOMAGNETISM, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, MAGNETOMETERS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE